Tag: USS Constellation

The Incredible Story of the A-6 Intruder that dodged 5 SAMs before conducting a perfect Attack on Heavily Defended Ferry Docks near Downtown Hanoi
'Intelligence reported that the SA-2 couldn't track below 1500 ft. We were disturbed to see that their assessment was incorrect', Lt Lyle Bull, A-6 Intruder B/N Grumman's A-6 Intruder was the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation throughout the Vietnam War. It represented the most capable medium attack aircraft in-theatre for the entire conflict, being capable of striking targets with a...
Impressive photo shows RA-5C Vigilante doing successful barricade arrestment aboard USS Constellation
The RA-5C was damaged by antiaircraft fire during a combat mission over Vietnam Taken on Aug. 18, 1968 the impressive picture in this post shows an RA-5C Vigilante of Reconnaissance Attack (Heavy) Squadron 5 (RVAH-5) damaged by antiaircraft fire during a combat mission over Vietnam going into the barricade on the flight deck of the carrier USS Constellation (CVA 64). During...
That time a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet performed a high-speed flyby that dispersed a riot and... Wowed an Iraqi child
"I smiled to myself and breathed a prayer: 'Lord, please let that little guy grow up to be a pilot - he'll never forget his first up-close glimpse of an aeroplane!", Capt Mark Fox, VFA-137 F/A-18 Hornet pilot The F/A-18 Hornet, in its various guises, was the 'universal soldier' of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), with some 250 seeing combat during...